In a bid to promote inclusive language throughout the company we will be changing our acceptable terminology for black/white-listing to allow/block-listing.

Following suit with changes throughout the tech industry, we have changed our terminology when it comes to clearing and blocking channels on YouTube for Content ID claims.

We are adopting the terms allowlisting and blocklisting in place of whitelisting and blacklisting. If you use our services for YouTube Content ID this is how we will be referring to channels that we have cleared from claims or are disallowing from use of content.

These updates in terminology will be applied across the board at RouteNote in an effort to neutralise our language. If you’d like to understand why we’re doing this, Langston Hughes illustrates the issue well.